There was a reminder of the famous 1980’s “Jaws” film catchphrase as 23 members and guests of the Rotary Club of Llandudno gathered to hear Captain Marcus Elliott, Lifeboat Operations Manager for RNLI Llandudno speak to their meeting on 9th May 2017. He spoke of the exciting times unfolding in the history of the RNLI’s service to the people of Llandudno and district and to the seafarers in our waters.
An artist’s impression of the new Llandudno lifeboat station – now almost a reality
There has been a lifeboat in Llandudno since 1861 and a lifeboat station since 1903 but this summer the town gets not only a new lifeboat station, at Craig-y-Don – due to open in October 2017 – but is to take delivery of a massive state-of-the-art Shannon Class water-jet propelled (as opposed to propellers) vessel capable of 25 knots (29 mph)
A video presentation of the £2M Shannon Class vessel demonstrated its incredible buoyancy, manoeuvrability, facilities, and capacity – truly 21st century technology. Members thanked the Captain for his presentation and the Rotary Club presented him with a cheque for £500 as a donation towards the new lifeboat station.
Captain Marcus Elliott, RNLI receives a £500 cheque from Llandudno Rotary Club President Mike Clutton